From the head of Zeus / by Bill Frakes

Bill and Laura on the roof of Churchill Downs Our multimedia project from the Derby is on SI.COM

Using Athena, we can anticipate and execute multiple images with one camera and lens combination remote precisely. The gimbal is controlled with software running on a laptop, for us that's a Macbook pro. It allows us to not only remotely tilt, shift, pan, level or roll the head holding the camera but also to program in and name a number of preset positions. The live view feature of the Nikon D3s lets us see what the shot looks like and control the camera using Nikon's Camera Control software.